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stretched the facts? our truth squad weighs in. >>> a cyber pearl harbor. defense secretary panetta says the risk of a devastating cyber attack is all too real. >>> and nobel prizes and chocolate. the curious connection between the prestigious prize and the the curious connection between the prestigious prize and the sweet treat. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. joe biden and paul ryan went head to head in their only face-off. they clashed on almost every issue. who won? two post debate polls give us very different views. a cnn/orc pole showed paul ryan ahead of joe biden 48% over 44%. this pole showed 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. for a look at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handles men who is at the site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel
battlefield. but defense secretary leon panetta warn that the threat of a defense cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure, power, water, transportation and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. officials tell them iran was behind the recent attempts to disable the website to several u.s. banks. those attacks failed, but another attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's oil production. using a website, they destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attack should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector or the oil and gas sector, or any of our critical oil structures. >> reporter: officials say if they pose a threat, the u.s. cou
-private partnership to help thwart cyber attacks. leon panetta says government and business need to work together to promote cyber security. iran launched a series of sib err attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retailiation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those the most destructive the private sector has seen. >>> a plane intercepted by turkey was carrying russian military equipment. the turkish military forced the syrian flight to land wednesday. state media reports missile parts, radio receivers, and other equipment was found on board. syria called the incident piracy, and russia says the search of the plane was illegal. it further heightens tensions between turkey and syria that have been firing shells at each other since last week. >>> coming up at 19 after the hour. today colorado authorities hope that they can say if the body they found is that of a missing girl or if the search should continue. today marks one week since the disappearance of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. earlier this week, police discovered a dismembered body in
the government and businesses can come together to stop cyber attacks. defense secretary leon panetta says a public-private partnership is needed to help security. it comes as iran made a series of cyber attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retaliation for sanctions against the country. panetta called those attacks possibly the most destructive the private sector has seen yet. >>> western ammunition and military supplies were found on a cargo jet intercepted by turkey earlier this week. the turkish military forced the syrian flight to land on wednesday. state media reports missile parts, radio receivers, and other equipment was found on board. syria called the incident piracy, and russia said the search of the plane was illegal. it further heightens tensions between turkey and syria that have been firing shells at each other since last week. >>> 5:18. today test results could term whether a search will be called off for a missing girl in colorado. earlier this week, police discovered a dismembered body in a rural park. detectives are trying to determin
to be in retaliation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those attacks possibly the most destructive the private sector has seen yet. >>> today a civil liberties and advocacy group will put out its own ads in metro stations to combat the ads that are pro israel. cares campaign in response to the anti-jihad posters. a c.a.r.e. spokesperson hasn't said what the ads will say,ut they will promote mutual understanding and challenge hate. >>> a montgomery county child defies death after a fall out of a window nine stories up. the 4-year-old boy fell out of an apartment window on the 9th story of an apartment building on piney branch road in silver spring. a tree helped break that boy's fall. neighbors found the boy in a bush crying in pain. >> after that fall, he's a very lucky child. >> police say the boy's family was home at the time. the boy was taken to children's hospital with a broken femur and head injury. >> a sea of pink will descend on the d.c. region in support of breast cancer. thousands of people will walk 60 miles to raise money and find a cure. last year's walk raised more t
of mitigating circumstances including that gabriel had no previous record. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says u.s. officials are investigating the arrest of two men reportedly connected to the deadly embassy attack in libya. the two tunisian men were arrested wednesday but it is unclear whether they are considered suspects. the u.s. ambassador to libya along with three other americans were killed in an attack on the embassy on september 11th. panetta says officials are still looking into whether the men were connected to al qaeda. >>> the fbi says friendly fire is likely to blame for the death of a federal agent in arizona. nicholas ivy was killed and another agent injured in tuesday's shooting. police have arrested two men who could be connected to the incident. the agents were responding to an alarm that was going off near the arizona/mexico border when they came under fire. >>> a chinese factory that produces iphones is shut down for now as thousands of workers have gone on strike. the employees at fox con factory are upset over increased quality control demands and being forced to wo
with turkey. leon panetta made the announcement in brussels this morning. the u.s. will offer humanitarian aid to refugees entering jordan and monitor use of chemical and biological use of weapons in syria. >>> mitt romney is making gains since the debate of last week. a new poll has him leading 49% to 47%. president obama leads a separate poll with registered voters. stuff that keeps coming up, no republican has won an election without winning ohio. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. >> the producers of "sesame street" are not happy with this. the workshop wants president obama to stop running it now. the ad mocks romney in last week's debate when he vowed to end public funding for broadcasting. they are a nonpartisan, nonprofit and don't get involved in politics. they are reviewing the concerns. >>> people are gathering outside the supreme court for a rally. the nine justices are hearing the case. fisher says she was denied admission to the university of texas in 2008 because she is white. they said she fell outside the top 10% of her class. a decision is not expe
panetta ises a chilling warning about computer hackers. a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we're live at the pentagon. >>> and hello, brooklyn. the legendary barbra streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> a homecoming concert decades in the making today, friday, october 12th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you doing the debate? >> right there in the second row of the yankee game in the bronx. i went to see the yankee game, but i tivoed this and watched it this morning. it was different. >> well, in your event there was a clear cut winner and loser. in this debate, unclear. it was definitely the only chance for a face-to-face showdown during this election for joe
battlefield, but in a national call to arms, defense secretary leon panetta warns the threat of a significant cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure. power, water, transportation, and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time, u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. defense officials tell nbc news iran was behind a recent series of attempts to disable the websites of several major u.s. banks. those attacks failed. but another iranian cyber attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's state oil company. using a sophisticated virus called shamoon, the iranians destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attack should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector, the oil and gas s
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